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PChome JV provides e-payment services in Thailand

Oct 21, 10:58

Taiwan-based web portal and online shopping platform PChome Online has announced its joint venture PChome Thailand will operate electronic payment services in the Thailand market.

China market: Suning, Alibaba to form e-commerce joint venture

Oct 20, 11:50, a subsidiary of China-based retail giant Suning Commerce Group, will form a CNY1 billion (US$148.41 million) e-commerce joint venture with the Alibaba Group in Chongqing, China, according to a China-based report, citing a statement released by Suning.

China market: Foxconn, HTC participate in Alibaba city brain project

Oct 17, 11:04

China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group has announced that it cooperates with 13 enterprises, including Taiwan-based Foxconn Electronics and smartphone vendor HTC, to participate in a project to create a city brain for Hangzhou City, eastern China.

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou at a Hangzhou conference

VR, AR, AI developments to have greater scalability, says Google Taiwan head

Oct 6, 14:16

In addition to applications related to virtual reality (AR), augmented reality (AR) and Internet of Things (IoT), the development of artificial intelligence will have a greater scalability in the future, and Google will continue to strengthen its cooperation with Taiwan-based players in these areas,...

Chien Lee-feng, head of Google Taiwan

E Ink Holdings, HTC, Palladio cooperate to develop smart packaging solution for pharmaceuticals

Oct 5, 15:19

EPD (electrophoretic display) maker E Ink Holdings (EIH), smartphone vendor HTC and Italy-based packaging solution provider Palladio Group have announced a jointly-developed smart packaging solution for pharmaceuticals.

Smart packaging solution for pharmaceuticals developed by EIH, HTC, Palladio

RoyalTek using pirated software, says BSA Taiwan

Oct 5, 15:07

Engineers working at RoyalTek, Quanta Computer's GPS navigation device subsidiary, have been found using pirated graphics software mostly developed by PTC and Autodesk. The software is calculated to be worth more than NT$200 million (US$6.4 million), according to the Business Software Alliance (BSA)...

Government IT spending in India to reach US$7.2 billion in 2016, says Gartner

Oct 4, 15:31

The government in India is on pace to spend US$7.2 billion on IT products and services in 2016, an increase of 2.4% over 2015, according to Gartner. This forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices and telecom services. Government comprises state and...

China MIIT forms alliance to promote VR industry

Oct 4, 15:29

Under the initiative of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), a total of 180 businesses, research institutes and academic organizations have jointly established an Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance (IVRA) in China, according to China-based Beijing Times report.

HTC Viveport app store going online in over 30 countries

Oct 3, 10:59

Viveport, HTC's app store for its Vive virtual reality headset, which opened in China in April, is now launching publicly in more 30 countries, according to HTC.

Apple sets up first R&D center in China

Sep 29, 15:01

Apple has set up its first R&D center in China in Beijing's Zhongguancun Science Park, according to a statement issued by the Zhongguancun Park Management Committee.

NXP establishing security standards for smart cars in China

Sep 29, 14:51

At a recent tech forum in China, NXP announced key collaborations including an alliance to establish security standards for smart cars in China with cross-sector collaborations.

Taiwan market: Online advertising services in 1H16 valued at over NT$11 billion, says DMA

Sep 29, 14:47

Online advertising service providers in the Taiwan market generated total revenues of NT$11.195 billion (US$350 million) during the first half of 2016, increasing 32.1% on year, according to Digital Marketing Association (DMA) Taipei.

Digitimes Research: China starts tightening up control on third-party payment service companies

Sep 26, 16:51

The enactment of the administrative measures on non-financial institutions by the People's Bank of China (PBOC) in 2010 has since then resulted in a proliferation of more than 200 third-party payment service companies in China. However, a number of financial risk indexes in China have climbed along...

Southeast Asia is stage for Taiwan online service providers, says TiEA president

Sep 21, 16:03

For Taiwan-based online e-commerce, shopping or gaming service operators, Southeast Asia countries afford relatively good opportunities for extending business operations from the domestic market to overseas, according to president Jamie Lin for the Taiwan Internet and E-Commerce Association (TiEA),.

TiEA president Jamie Lin

China market: Smartphone vendors foray into mobile payment market

Sep 21, 12:39

With the number of mobile payment users in China still expanding robustly and is likely to reach 200 million in 2016, which is more than five times the market size in the US, brand smartphone vendors including Apple, Samsung Electronics and local brands Huawei and Xiaomi Technology have forayed into...

China software revenues reach CNY2.662 trillion in January-July, says MIIT

Sep 13, 11:11

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY2.662 trillion (US$406.1 billion) in January-July 2016, growing 14.8% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Commentary: Business outlook for HMD VR devices still unclear

Sep 8, 16:00

With HTC, Samsung Electronics, Oculus and Google keenly developing hardware devices and related software solutions, the virtual reality (VR) industry looks promising. But not all industry watchers are confident about the business prospects for headed-mounted display (HMD) VR devices.

HTC invests in medicare VR software developer Surgical Theater

Sep 1, 12:00

HTC has invested a total of US$11 million in medicare VR software developer Surgical Theater, accounting for a 21.09% stake in the software company, according to the company.

Acer invests in 2 startups to expand cloud-based service business

Aug 31, 14:21

Acer has made investments in two startups as it strives to continue expanding its cloud service business.

Enterprise private, public cloud use on the rise, says VMware CEO

Aug 31, 12:01

Enterprises' internally operated IT workloads are decreasing due to increasing use of private and public cloud computing services, and the proportion of IT workloads for internal operation will drop from 75% in 2016 to 50% in 2021 and to 19% in 2030, while private clouds will rise to 20% in 2021 and...

Former HTC CEO to attend Tokyo Game Show

Aug 30, 16:11

Peter Chou, former CEO of HTC and currently chairman of Taiwan-based VR (virtual reality) game developer Futuretown, will preside over a product presentation to be held at the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2016.

IBM Taiwan expects growth potential in Taiwan, says executive

Aug 30, 14:53

IBM Taiwan hardware business general manager Nelson Lee expects the company to still have a lot of room for growth in the Taiwan hardware market; however, instead of purely selling hardware, IBM Taiwan is focusing mostly on hardware/software-integrated solutions.

Nelson Lee, IBM Taiwan hardware business general manager

HTC speeding up development of Viveport app store

Aug 30, 13:57

HTC has said that it will continue to strengthen the development of its virtual reality app store, Viveport, as a means to foster the HTC Vive ecosystem and to ramp up sales of the Vive.

Taiwan supply chain makers to benefit from release of PS4 Neo, PS4 Slim, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 25, 15:20

Taiwan-based makers in Sony's PlayStation supply chain, particularly lens maker Kinko Optical and ODMs Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron, will benefit significantly from the planned debut of PS4 Neo and PS4 Slim scheduled on September 7 in New York.

China Internet user base over 709 million at end of June, says CNNIC

Aug 25, 10:11

The number of Internet users in China increased to about 709.58 million as of the end of June 2016, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).

Digitimes Research: Japan IT vendors stepping into IoT business

Aug 25, 10:06

Due to stagnant growth in the Japan IT market, many Japan-based IT vendors have stepped into developing cloud computing-based IoT (Internet of Things) solutions for the Japan market, including Hitachi-developed M2M Traffic Solution, Toshiba-developed Toshiba INdsutry IoT, Fujitsu-developed Fujitsu...

China market: Online search valued at CNY21 billion in 2Q16, says Analysys

Aug 24, 15:40

Online search engines in the China market generated total revenues of CNY21 billion (US$3.22 billion) in the second quarter of 2016, increasing 17.8% on quarter and 9.3% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

Digitimes Research: Japan to focus on developing self-driving, medicare and smart-factory industries

Aug 23, 14:57

The Japan Revitalization Strategy 2016 calls for the development of key technologies related to the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), including IoT, robot and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and also aims to push Japan's GDP to reach JPY600 trillion (US$5.992 trillion) by 2021...

China market: B2C transaction value nearly CNY652 billion in 2Q16, says Analysys

Aug 23, 11:58

In the China market, B2C online shopping portals generated total transaction value of CNY651.94 billion (US$99.86 billion) in second-quarter 2016, growing 18.9% sequentially and 39.6% on year, according to Analysys International.

China market: Online advertising in 2Q16 valued at CNY63.46 billion, says Analysys

Aug 22, 10:28

Online advertising service providers in the China market generated total revenues of CNY63.46 billion (US$9.72 billion) during the second quarter of 2016, increasing 17% on quarter and 19.2% on year, according to China-based Analysys International.

Insyde UEFI BIOS shipping on Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air

Aug 18, 10:13

Insyde Software, a provider of UEFI BIOS and systems management software, has announced that its flagship product InsydeH2O is now shipping on the new Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air featuring the sixth-generation Intel Core chips.

Taiwan market: ACTi offers cloud computing-based retail store solution via cooperation with Microsoft

Aug 17, 12:06

Microsoft Taiwan has announced that ACTi, a provider of IP surveillance solutions, has become a new partner under its Cloud Solution Provider program. ACTi has launched a cloud computing-based retail store solution through integrating Microsoft Azure cloud computing services with its smart IP camera...

Insyde Software unlikely to post profits in 2016, says chairman

Aug 17, 11:55

UEFI BIOS firmware developer Insyde Software suffered operating losses for the first and second quarters straight due to decreasing global demand for notebooks, and 2016 business operations are quite unlikely to turn profitable, company chairman and CEO Jeremy Wang said at an August 16 investors con...

POS solution provider Posiflex to acquire KIS Acquisition

Newswatch - Aug 15, 10:14

Own-brand POS (point of sale) equipment maker Posiflex Technology has announced that it will fully acquire US-based KIS Acquisition for US$105 million. The deal is expected to complete at the end of August.

Alibaba 2Q16 operations up on year

Aug 12, 16:15

Alibaba Group on August 11 released its financial report for the second quarter of 2016, with GMV (gross merchandise volume) of CNY830.7 billion (US$126 billion) increasing 24% on year, consolidated revenues CNY32.154 billion up 59%, EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization)...

China software revenues reach CNY2.254 trillion in January-June, says MIIT

Aug 9, 12:22

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY2.254 trillion (US$344.9 billion) in January-June 2016, growing 15.1% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Windows 10 new project to benefit Taiwan supply chain, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 2, 14:51

In addition to releasing an update for its Windows 10, Microsoft is also planning to partner with upstream suppliers to provide enterprises with Windows 10 for a licensing fee of US$7 a month, looking to stimulate PC replacement demand. Some market watchers expect the project to become a growth driver...

Digitimes Research: Launch of Android-based Pepper to ramp up market size

Jul 27, 15:15

SoftBank's launch of Android-based Pepper service robots will encourage Android software developers to develop applications for Pepper, which in return will help ramp up Pepper's market size and its ecosystem, according to a Digitimes Research report on the latest market trends in Japan's digital home...

HTC to face increasing competition in VR market in 2H16

Jul 26, 11:05

HTC is expected to face increasing competition from other brand vendors in the VR (virtual reality) market in the second half of 2016 as VR or AR (augmented reality) devices appear to be hot-selling items for the forthcoming year-end holiday shopping season, according to industry sources.

Oculus tying up with Asustek to promote Rift, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 25, 10:33

Oculus VR will partner with Asustek Computer to promote the sale of Oculus Rift in the Taiwan market, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

ChinaJoy 2016 to take place in Shanghai

Jul 22, 11:26

The China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference (ChinaJoy) 2016 will take place in Shanghai, eastern China, during July 28-31, with enterprises including Google, Sony, Microsoft, Intel, Nvidia, AMD and Electronic Arts to attend.

Taiwan market: Taiwan Taxi introduces Gama Pay mobile e-payment services

Jul 21, 15:32

Online game developer and operator Gamania Digital Entertainment on July 20 announced that Taiwan Taxi, the largest taxi service provider in Taiwan, has introduced Gama Pay, mobile e-payment services operated by its subsidiary Gash Pay.

Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom to introduce Pepper into local market

Newswatch - Jul 21, 12:29

Asia Pacific Telecom, one of the five 4G mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, will officially introduce Pepper, a service robot jointly developed by SoftBank and Foxconn Electronics, into the Taiwan market on July 25, with the availability of the robot to begin in September, according to a Chinese-language...

Software solution provider GrandTech reports increased earnings for 2Q16

Stockwatch - Jul 20, 21:45

GrandTech CG Systems, a Taiwan-based supplier of IT products and a software solution provider, has reported pre-tax earnings of NT$49.58 million (US$1.55 million) for the second quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.92 before taxes for the period.

Alibaba in strategic cooperation with 20 supermarket chains for B2B2C operations in China market

Jul 18, 22:16

The largest China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group has formed a strategic cooperation with 20 supermarket chains around the world to introduce them for B2B2C operations at Tmall, a B2C online shopping platform under Alibaba, according to Alibaba.

Worldwide security software market grows 3.7% in 2015, says Gartner

Jul 18, 16:13

Worldwide security software revenues totaled US$22.1 billion in 2015, a 3.7% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. Security information and event management (SIEM) remained the fastest-growing segment in 2015, with 15.8% growth, while consumer security software showed the sharpest decline at 5.9%...

Arcoa provides 3rd-party logistics services for B2C e-commerce operators

Jul 15, 15:13

Arcoa Communication, telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications' (FET) retail chain selling handsets and mobile devices, has started operation of a smart logistics center in northern Taiwan to provide third-party logistics services for B2C e-commerce operators in Taiwan.

Garmin enters Taiwan micropayment market

Jul 14, 11:52

Garmin has cooperated with Taiwan-based micropayment firm iPass to launch wearable devices that are able to measure heart rates and support micropayments.

Acer to partner with Taiwan university to push BeingNet learning

Jul 7, 13:49

Acer has announced it will cooperate with Taiwan's Fo Guang University to include Acer's BeingNet learning system as compulsory courses. Acer founder Stan Shih said the US has been pushing the Hour of Code activity to help students build a basic understanding of computer science and Taiwan should also...

Acer to partner with Fo Guang University

China market: Xiaomi to launch 3rd-party mobile payment services

Jul 4, 15:30

Xiaomi Technology will launch Xiaomi Pay third-party mobile payment services in the China market in late third-quarter or early fourth-quarter 2016. The services are being tested in cooperation with local banks, according to a Chinese-language Tencent report citing company executive Hong Fe...

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